Issue #62

Francesca Verga

L'Amante Dell'Arte

I was born in Italy and grew up in Rome. I got a Medical Degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza. I studied two years at the University of Milan in their Residency Program for Plastic Surgery. I came to the USA in NYC with my husband (also a Medical Doctor).

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am a Plastic Surgeon and work with my husband. My passion in life is Art. I discovered my love for it here, in the New York museums, and came to appreciate ex post facto the artistic beauties I grew up with. I also like to play golf.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

I followed my husband who came to the USA to train in General surgery and then in Plastic Surgery.

Please share your best memory in the City.

The day my son was born in NYC I realized that my relationship with this City would be forever.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

My office is just opposite the Metropolitan Museum. I love that location, Fifth Avenue and 82d Street, because of the Museum’s architectural beauty, and the beaux arts mansions in the area and the proximity with Central Park.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think it is a great project because it gives many different views and reasons why Italians decided to come and live permanently in USA and it links them together. I like the idea of “a photographic journey among the Italians working and living in NY”.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I have been for many years a Board member of  La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi. The mission is to give children a bilingual education, putting the accent on the Italian Language, History and Culture and using it as a stepping stone to better understand the United States and the world.

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  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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